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by PhilWhitehurst
8 Dec 2016, 9:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Horse badly spooked by inconsiderate bloke on a bike
Replies: 55
Views: 6338

Re: Horse badly spooked by inconsiderate bloke on a bike

Behaviour like that sounds like a regular Surrey car driver forced to ride a bike as car being serviced. Typical Surrey car driver behaviour in my experience.
by PhilWhitehurst
8 Dec 2016, 9:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Coroner blames headphones
Replies: 174
Views: 12708

Re: Coroner blames headphones

Portable music players and headphones in the EU are limited to 85dB. If they can produce more (Max 101dB) then there must be audible and visible warnings and the user MUST override to confirm going to a higher volume. A truck is about 90dB so about twice as loud. Is anyone seriously suggesting even ...
by PhilWhitehurst
8 Dec 2016, 8:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Coroner blames headphones
Replies: 174
Views: 12708

Re: Coroner blames headphones

It's news to me that you can't hear any external sounds with headphones in. Has anyone else listened to music on headphones and struggled to hear it because of the noise from traffic?
by PhilWhitehurst
6 Dec 2016, 6:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Ridgeway (Western Section)
Replies: 17
Views: 3219

Re: The Ridgeway (Western Section)

There's a bit of lane riding around Goring but it's not for long. You can then use Swan's Way a bridleway to rejoin the Ridgeway Bridleway further east. Mountain bike or a cross bike but defo more comfortable on the former.
by PhilWhitehurst
2 Dec 2016, 10:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Zig zag road boxhill
Replies: 22
Views: 3586

Re: Zig zag road boxhill

hondated wrote:
Grandad wrote:But it's not all that steep

Exactly


Almost flat would be the term.
by PhilWhitehurst
2 Dec 2016, 10:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle the entire mainland coast summer 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 4156

Re: Cycle the entire mainland coast summer 2017

Yep been done by a number of people before you. You won't be the first.
by PhilWhitehurst
29 Nov 2016, 7:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in fog ?
Replies: 55
Views: 7210

Re: Cycling in fog ?

Lights and ride slower than you would if clear. If freezing like now be wary of freezing fog and icy roads.
by PhilWhitehurst
29 Nov 2016, 6:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easy Southern England Mini-Tour?
Replies: 21
Views: 2504

Re: Easy Southern England Mini-Tour?

ANTONISH wrote:M25 hard shoulder? :)


You clearly don't know where Oxford is.
by PhilWhitehurst
29 Nov 2016, 6:34pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: "You wear a hat, why not wear a helmet?"
Replies: 200
Views: 10577

Re: "You wear a hat, why not wear a helmet?"

Because wearing a cap is a nice experience and wearing a helmet is not. Because a helmet is not necessary, especially on a Dutch style bike..
by PhilWhitehurst
27 Nov 2016, 10:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What Size Wheels?
Replies: 65
Views: 8120

Re: What Size Wheels?

NeilM wrote:I shall try both options.

I like the idea of travelling light, old legs see, not so much 'GO' in them as they used to have.


A saddlebag with do for travelling light. No point in having 5 bags with the contents rattling around.
by PhilWhitehurst
25 Nov 2016, 8:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Getting 'caught out'
Replies: 32
Views: 4590

Re: Getting 'caught out'

Outside of Friday / Saturday's and obvious holiday hotspots or locations finding somewhere to stay is rarely an issue. So you can work on that basis , booking as you go as far ahead as you are comfortable with.
by PhilWhitehurst
25 Nov 2016, 7:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What dynamo etc
Replies: 28
Views: 4020

Re: What dynamo etc

On all but the longest uphill; running a GPS and Dynamo front light at the same time is fine.
by PhilWhitehurst
23 Nov 2016, 6:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folkestone to Basildon
Replies: 15
Views: 1401

Re: Folkestone to Basildon

When are you planning to do this ride? You'll have a fair bit of riding in darkness this time of year.
by PhilWhitehurst
21 Nov 2016, 9:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking distance on a bike
Replies: 42
Views: 5609

Re: Braking distance on a bike

For instance 30mph to stopped is a shorter distance if going up a 15% hill. If you're doing 30mph up a 15% hill, you've got some impressive muscles. Assuming your hands are similarly muscular, you're going to haul abnormally hard on the brakes, and stop faster than anyone else... Or you're on a rol...
by PhilWhitehurst
21 Nov 2016, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: "Pub Bikes"
Replies: 17
Views: 2604

Re: "Pub Bikes"

Airsporter1st wrote:I'm new to all this, but if I was asked what makes a Pub Bike, it would have to be a three wheeler - so you don't fall off after having a skinfull. :lol:


Pint glass holder for take away beer.